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15 US Cities Where People Have the Worst Diets

15 US Cities Where People Have the Worst Diets
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By    |   Wednesday, 24 April 2019 10:58 AM

The national obesity rate in America has escalated dramatically over the years to nearly 40% of the population, or 93.3 million U.S. adults, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This speaks volumes for the unhealthy eating habits of Americans.

While obesity is a national epidemic, it is more prominent in certain states and among certain demographics.  A recent poll analyzed the eating habits of thousands of Americans in all 50 states and found that poor diets were on the rise nationwide.

What makes this data even more unsettling is that, in a separate survey, the University of Washington established that unhealthy diets are causing more than 500,000 deaths in the U.S.

And the number is on the rise. With this in mind, 24/7 Tempo revisited data to determine in which cities people had the most unhealthy diets. According to their survey, these are the 15 cities in the U.S. where people have the worst eating habits:

15. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Adults who do not eat healthy: 42.2%

Fast-food restaurants: 79.4 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 32.1%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 16.4%

14. Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana

Adults who do not eat healthy: 42.3%

Fast-food restaurants: 80.1 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 37.3%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 19.6%

13. Springfield, Missouri

Adults who do not eat healthy: 42.3%

Fast-food restaurants: 75.6 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 34.8%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 19.0%

12. Montgomery, Alabama

Adults who do not eat healthy: 42.5%

Fast-food restaurants: 80.8 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 36.9%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 20.6%

11. Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia-South Carolina

Adults who do not eat healthy: 42.6%

Fast-food restaurants: 67.8 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 31.8%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 18.1%

10. Tulsa, Oklahoma

Adults who do not eat healthy: 42.8%

Fast-food restaurants: 74.4 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 31.2%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 16.1%

9. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas

Adults who do not eat healthy: 42.9%

Fast-food restaurants: 76.0 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 34.4%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 19.0%

8. Topeka, Kansas

Adults who do not eat healthy: 43.0%

Fast-food restaurants: 78.1 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 35.7%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 14.4%

7. Wichita, Kansas

Adults who do not eat healthy: 43.1%

Fast-food restaurants: 85.5 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 33.9%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 14.8%

6. Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Adults who do not eat healthy: 43.1%

Fast-food restaurants: 85.2 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 30.0%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 18.2%

5. Clarksville, Tennessee-Kentucky

Adults who do not eat healthy: 43.3%

Fast-food restaurants: 64.1 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 33.4%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 20.3%

4. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina

Adults who do not eat healthy: 43.6%

Fast-food restaurants: 70.7 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 31.8%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 17.5%

3. Cincinnati, Ohio

Adults who do not eat healthy: 43.7%

Fast-food restaurants: 73.2 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 31.7%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 15.5%

2. Memphis, Tennessee

Adults who do not eat healthy: 44.1%

Fast-food restaurants: 72.0 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 35.1%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 19.4%

1. Lubbock, Texas

Adults who do not eat healthy: 46.2%

Fast-food restaurants: 85.2 per 100,000 people

Adult obesity rate: 32.2%

Adults who report poor or fair health: 18.0%

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The national obesity rate in America has escalated dramatically over the years to nearly 40% of the population, or 93.3 million U.S. adults, according to data from the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention.
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